Sizing up the Competition for Le Mans
2013 A450 Alpine
2013 Continental Le Mans Edition Bentley
2013 Mulsanne LeMans Edition Bentley
2013 E21 Lotus
2013 Evora Sport Racer Lotus
2013 SLS AMG GT3 45th Anniversary Mercedes-Benz
2013 208 T16 Pikes Peak Peugeot
2013 911 GT3 RSR Porsche
2013 EV P002 TMG
2013 TS030 Hybrid Toyota
| The FIA World Endurance Championship returns to Europe this weekend for the '6 Hours of Spa' at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. It's an important race for all of the WEC teams, not only as it's an opportunity to score championship points but also it's the last race before the Le Mans 24 Hours. It's a chance to make sure everything is running like clockwork and also to size up the competition.
The LMP2 class will be competitive with 16 cars taking the start, nine of which are running with Nissan engines. This busy class will provide a taster of what's to come at Le Mans when 20 LMP2 cars will fight for top honours.
The Signatech Nissan team will race with two cars at Spa with the No.23 Oreca Nissan being raced by Jordan Tresson, Franck Mailleux and Olivier Lombard.
Nissan's GT Academy winner Jordan Tresson didn't get chance to race at Sebring as the car was involved in an accident before he could take his turn. This time out Jordan is hoping to get some good LMP2 mileage under his belt.
| NISSAN PUTS THE FANS FIRST AT LE MANSLE MANS, France - The eyes of the motorsport world are about to turn to Le Mans and, just like last year, Nissan will provide a great deal for all to see with an emphasis on putting the #fansfirst.|
After the experiences of the Nissan DeltaWing, dubbed the world's first social media car, Nissan saw how passionate the fans of sportscar racing are, especially when it comes to innovation. At the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours, Nissan will open its doors to the fans with the 'NISMO FanZone,' and ta....
| Lotus heads to Le Mans with its latest and greatest!Lotus will be out en-masse this year for the 24-Heures-du-Mans 90th anniversary competing in LMP1 and LMP2 and showing-off the newest addition to the Lotus family, the Exige S Roadster.|
Lotus, together with its LMP1 team Lotus Rebellion Racing, and LMP2 team Lotus Praga, prepare for the famous French weekender and get set to journey through the night to complete the longest distance possible in 24 hours. It's a gruelling challenge but one Rebellion Racing and Lotus Praga Teams are ready to ta....
| ALPINE A450 AND NELSON PANCIATICI IN THE STARTING BLOCKS!The Signatech-Nissan team successfully ran through all their tests on Test Day and demonstrated just how competitive the Alpine A450 is without driving for the sake of pure performance. With these positive results, Nelson Panciatici feels ready to take on Le Mans 24 Hours! |
Nelson Panciatici, who reached the foot of the podium last year even though a flat tyre three hours from the finish knocked him out of second place in the LMP2 class, knows he has a trump card to play even though competiti....
| Audi Aims For Twelfth Victory At Le Mans- Three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars at season's top event for sports cars|
- Eleven Audi victories clinched at 24 Hours in France
- Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich: Challenge is particularly high this year
On June 22/23, Audi will be competing at the classic 24-hour race at Le Mans for the 15th time. On the 90th anniversary of the world's most important endurance race, the challenge is particularly great for the brand with the four rings, following the most recent changes in the regulations.
| Le Mans Racers Take On New Endurance ChallengeBritish racing drivers, Darren Turner and Peter Dumbreck, will leave behind the familiar surroundings of the Aston Martin Vantage GTE cockpit this August and hit the road on bicycles for a new endurance challenge, all in the name of charity. |
The long-time friends will set off from Land's End on 9 August and ride the full length of England and Scotland before arriving at John O'Groats, just over a week later after cycling 950 miles.
As both Peter and Darren's children were born at the Hort....
| Audi At Le Mans: Engine Technology Forges Close Links To Production◾Fuel consumption of the TDI units reduced by more than 20 percent|
◾Direct technology transfer between motorsport and products
◾Piston area output significantly increased
Ingolstadt, June 13, 2013 – One more week before the Le Mans 24 Hours celebrates its 90th anniversary. 15 years of engine development have been shaping Audi's prototype racing commitment. Through intensive development work the engineers have repeatedly compensated for the restrictions imposed by the regulations whil....